Scammon, Kansas


Scammon, Kansas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Scammon, Kansas
settlement_type = City
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Kansas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Cherokee
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area_total_km2 = 1.7
area_land_km2 = 1.6
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area_total_sq_mi = 0.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 496
population_density_km2 = 302.1
population_density_sq_mi = 782.4

timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
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elevation_m = 274
elevation_ft = 899
latd = 37 |latm = 16 |lats = 42 |latNS = N
longd = 94 |longm = 49 |longs = 16 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 66773
area_code = 620
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Scammon is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. The population was 496 at the 2000 census.

History

The local railroad history group "Heart of the Heartlands", based in Scammon and nearby unincorporated Carona, has restored the old Carona depot as a museum. [ [http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/8458/ Untitled Document] , Heart of the Heartlands. Accessed 2007-08-07.]

Geography

Scammon is located at coor dms|37|16|42|N|94|49|16|W|city (37.278240, -94.820984)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.54% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 496 people, 192 households, and 139 families residing in the city. The population density was 782.4 people per square mile (304.0/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 350.2/sq mi (136.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 0.60% African American, 2.42% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,268, and the median income for a family was $37,708. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $21,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,926. About 11.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

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